Surface analysis of poly(ether imide) by inverse gas chromatography


ÇAKAR F., YAZICI Ö. , Sakar D., CANKURTARAN Ö. , KARAMAN F.

OPTOELECTRONICS AND ADVANCED MATERIALS-RAPID COMMUNICATIONS, vol.5, no.8, pp.821-826, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Title of Journal : OPTOELECTRONICS AND ADVANCED MATERIALS-RAPID COMMUNICATIONS
  • Page Numbers: pp.821-826

Abstract

In this work, the surface properties of poly(ether imide) (Ultem) were analyzed by inverse gas chromatography. Four n-alkanes (n-C7, n-C8, n-C9 and n-C10) were chosen as nonpolar probes to characterize the surface dispersive free energy at different temperatures. The retentions of tetrahydrofurane, dichloromethane, chloroform, ethyl acetate and diethyl ether on Ultem were measured in the temperature range from 303.2 K to 328.2 K by inverse gas chromatography. The dispersive component of the surface free energy, gamma(D)(S) of studied adsorbent surface was estimated using retention times of different nonpolar organics in the infinite dilution region. Thermodynamic parameters of adsorption (free energy, Delta G(A)(S), enthalpy, Delta H-A(S) and entrophy, Delta S-A(S)), dispersive components of the acid, K-A and base, K-D constants for the Ultem were calculated. The results mean that Ultem was a strong basic polymer.